Political Analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has hinted out that Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Leader Raila Odinga could assume the presidency without 2022 presidential election.
While weighing in on a new and controversial possible turn of events, Ngunyi gave President Uhuru an alternative political strategy that would see the BBI Bill passed, Raila becoming President while at the same time obeying the law.
According to Nguny’s, the first strategy would be to remove all Jubilee Members of Parliament and Senators who have since decamped to DP Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
In his second plan, the political analyst opined that the President would mobilise his allies to impeach Deputy President William Ruto on grounds of popularising UDA party and allegedly engaging in unconstitutional conduct.
“The law requires you to impeach Ruto for gross misconduct and unconstitutional behaviour. The law also requires you to throw out all Jubilee MPs supporting UDA. According to the law, these MPs have resigned their seats by popularising a party different from the one that gave them a ticket to parliament,” Ngunyi stated.
He noted that the same strategy that would be used to impeach Ruto would also be used to pass the BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill.
In this case, the new deputy president, which he proposes to be Raila, would be vetted and approved by Parliament as per the law.
The third plan would involve the President dissolving Parliament in line with the advice given by former Chief Justice David Maraga in 2020.
“If the courts rule that Parliament can be dissolved without affecting other seats, we can have parliamentary elections in July 2022, extending the terms of the President, the MCAs, and Governors. Also extended will be the term of the new Deputy President who will serve for five years,” Ngunyi said.
In his last strategy, Ngunyi opined that President Uhuru Kenyatta would resign as President and the seat taken over by Raila who would then proceed to pick a DP from the Mt Kenya region.
This comes as talks of pushing the 2022 presidential election had been alleged by COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli.
The COTU Boss had confidently declared that there would be no 2022 elections if the BBI referendum failed to sail through.